Thursday, 26 November 2015

What Are The Quad Premium Domains



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In the recent time, internet has taken several new dimensions, hence 2014 when the ICANN began the release of multiple new domains’ extensions into the market. The dimension taken by them was with the claim that startups were no longer getting good names for their online presence, due to buyout of all good generic names in the market, and those available in the aftermarket are unaffordable for startups. 

But to God be the Glory, it has gone far, far beyond human manipulations in this year 2015 alone, domain investment has taken a new curve beyond human imaginations; the ICANN release tends to be a deliberate intention for a purpose claimed that the internet is getting saturated and that new extensions were the solutions. Though, new extensions made marks and still making marks, but emergence of the Chinese in the industry is making a big difference that no human could categorically predict or envisage how lasting the trend could be. Though, there are some levels of fear of falling of price, but I bet you, the trend does not look like it will fall soon, based on many reasons behind the risen of the market price.

Never the less, my prediction is not a guaranty for any investment attempt. Please I am talking strictly based on my research and no more. But I believe that if you invest on .com and .com alone, there will be no absolute loss out. Domain business has been before the ongoing emergence of the Chinese sudden surged in the market.
What are the factors that makes quad premium domains?
So on the above note, I realized the need to bring those factors for many domain name investors, especially, the startups and probably the end users who cares to know what are the factors that makes premium quad domains. With my studies on so many domain name sites and blogs, I brought you the below factors as found them for you, so that you can better learn the intricacies of making good investment decisions to success.

There Are Sub Categories of Quad domains: 

I believe in the facts as written by LLLL.domains on their website, but for purpose of comprehension; I have my own addition and subtraction to make it more desirable. 

Quad – is “four” or “4”, in the case of words; it means the combination of four letters. Or 4 number digits, in the case of numeric and mixed of letters and numbers, it then have the combination combos as the case may be, to make up quad domains. 

Types of Quad domains and Extensions

LLLL.ccTLD types
LLLL.coms types
LLLL.net types
LLLL,info types
LLLL,org types
LLLL.NgTLD types
NNNN.ccTLD types
NNNN.coms types
NNNN.net types
NNNN,info types
NNNN.org types
NNNN.NgTLD types

Sub-Categories:

Old or Aged Quads: Are the domains that were registered before or in year 2000.

 English or Western Non-premium Quad Domains: 

Are domains that includes non premium letters; in the western or English language, the following 9 letters are considered to be non premium letters because they do not appear frequently in English language: J, K, Q, U, V, W, X, Y and Z. Every domain that includes alphabets B, C, D, F, G, H, L, M, N, P, R, S and T are premium letters or good and thus good domains. Visit domainsherpa.

What is Chinese Quad Chips:
 
There are 5 vowels A, E, I.O, U and V which are not good for Chinese according to their native background. Chinese investors can only invest on names that include 20 letters as listed: B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, W, X, Y and Z.

Can you imagine that a Chinese domain investor Xiao Ping Guo was arrested for registration of a domain name with western letters and vowels, because it was against Pinyin protocol and ethics, in accordance to the laws and regulations of their Clans in the Republic of China? Read More on the story here
 
Western Quad Numeric:
There is nothing Like Western Quad Numeric: The common believe is that all quads numeric are four in combination combos. It may be any numeric domains, be it all “zeros” or “4”or whatever combinations.

Chinese Quad Premium or Chip Domains:
Chinese are a typical native people who have meaning for every letter or number.  They have the strong believe that those meaning matters to them and thus have influence in whatever they do.
Their Chip domain names does not include vowels - A, E, I, O, U and letter “V”, because letter “V” is not available in Chinese Pinyin and syllables. Chinese premium quad domains are consonants combination combos, consonants are their premium letters and prefer to buy any domain that are in that format and in any extension of their choice.
However, the domains that include non premium letters are not taken serious and recognized as non Chip and low in values.

Numeric Domains:
Their numeric domains also have chip and non chip category. Chip or Premium numeric are those that does not include “double zeros” (00) or “single zero” (0) and number “four” or “4” though, they are in some cases consider single zero, if it comes as the last digit of the quad combo, example 1130.com, or 2310.com etc. Any domain that include double zeros are non premium and thus, a no go area for them. They recognized such as abomination in their native clans, because it has negative effect in their native believe.

Final Note:
However, all of the above laws or believes does not affect any pronounceable domains, if any domain is non premium or chip for Chinese clans, such could be premium for western clans. But the issue is that, the Chinese premiums are hotcake in the market today, and very liquid than the western quads. Premium Chips are Liquid in the sense that, you can buy them today and sell it in the next few days at a higher and profitable price.


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Aftermarket Rankings of ccTLDs for November, 2015


We believed that our sales data report could help the domain investors to realized the liquidity and trend direction via domain extensions, and thus when realized where the market is heading; they could be able to invest wisely towards the extension/s that are more embraced by the world and probably the end users.

Most Valuable Country Codes 

Despite the noise and liquidity of Chinese Premium domain chips in the market, The United Kingdom extension .co.uk with the sale of Gold.co.uk has taken over the status as the Most Valuable Country Code Domain’s Extension sold in this year 2015. (MVCCDE)

X.De is the Most Valuable ccTLD extension sold in this November, 2015. The single letter domain was sold at sedo.com on 11th November 2015 as published in dnjournal.com. The new owner’s name as found on whois information is Johannes van den Berg, based in Amsterdam. It seems that the domain was sold before the time published on djournal.com because the whois details were changed since 28th September, 2015.  X.de was purchased for a whopping sum of $40,000.

Though, Gold.co.uk remains the Most Valuable ccTLD extension sold so far in 2015 up to date, Gold .co.uk was sold in October to a Birmingham, UK-based online gold seller  for a sum of £600,000 ($940,000)  remains the MVCCDE and still followed by Tv.se that was sold for $265,149

So far up to date, there are only three country codes domains among 100 domains that made DnJournal.com’s list of all extensions in this October 2015.

How the (MVCCDE) Stands in November 2015
                                     
Most Valuable ccTLDs in November, 2015
1st  Gold.co.uk  sold for $940,000   (not published on dnjournal.com)
2nd Tv.se sold for $265,149
3rd  8.co sold for  $115,000,
Visit dnjournal for more

Most Popular and liquid Country Codes 

In this section, we calculated numbers of the domain names sold per each ccTLD extension, 
and rated them based on the more the popularity of the extensions.
We found eighteen .de ccTLD sold and thus ranked the extension the  
Most Popular and Liquid ccTLD sold so far in 2015.

Ranking
Domain
Price
Date
1.
Videos.de
€50,000 = $53,000
3/18/15
2.
        X.de                  
    $40,000
11/11/15
3.
Putzfrau.de
€32,000 $36,480
1/22/15
4.
Treu.de
    $30,000
10/21/15
5.
J.de
€22,000 = $24,640
10/4/15
6.
Pionier.de
€19,500 = $21,840
10/4/15
7.
Ofen.de
€15,000 = $17,100
2/25/15
8.
WS.de
€15,250 = $16,928
8/14/15
9.

Insite.de
€14,000 = $15,400
8/19/15
10.
BusinessInsider.de
€14,000 = $14,840
3/11/15
11.
Nachbarschaft.de
€12,700 = $14,605
8/26/15
12.
Siebdruck.de
€12,000 = $13,200
3/25/15
13
Vertrag.de
$12,840
11/11/15
14. 

Praktikumsstellen.de
€10,000 = $11,300
6/17/15
15 

Liebes-leben.de
€9,900 = $11,088
5/13/15
16.

Wettquoten.de
€10,000 = $11,000
7/29/15
17. 
Gehälter.de (IDN)
€9,999 = $10,799
4/24/15
18.
Roasted.de
€8,888 = $10,043
6/12/15


There is one reported sale of Bad.co extension in November and it remains in second 
position of the most popular and liquid ccTLDs, because of the total number of sales 
since January are summed up to date for these ratings.

Rating
Domain
Price
Date
1.
8.co
$115,000
3/4/15
2.
Wine.co
$25,000
9/16/15
3.
Design.co
€18,000 = $20,340
9/16/15
4.

SEO.co
$20,000
7/22/15
5.
Ticket.co
$20,000
4/24/15
6.
Links.co
$18,196
7/29/15
7.
True.co
$17,000
3/11/15
8.
Paul.co
$14,800
2/11/15
9.
Pass.co
€9,500 = $10,450
3/25/15
10.

Lola.co
$10,000
10/14/15
11.

Anna.co
$10,000
2/4/15
12.
            Bad.co    
7,000  
$7427.7 
24/11/15

The fresh sale of claims.co.uk has given .co.uk the edge over .SE extension 
in this month of November report.
There are up to 9 sales reported for .co.uk and thus elevated them to 3rd position.

Rating
Domain
Price
Date
1.
Gold.co.uk
£600,000 ($940,000)
Sept, 2015
2.      
Claims.co.uk
£100,000
$150,634
Oct, 2015
3.
Lights.co.uk
£25,000 = $37,750
4/24/15
4.

EasyFundraising.co.uk
$24,000
5/28/15
5.
Whitstable.co.uk
£12,000 = $18,480
2/18/15
6.
EnglishClub.co.uk
$16,000
2/11/15
7. 

FirstPort.co.uk
$15,000
2/11/15
8.
DCL.co.uk
£7,010 = $10,375
4/15/15
9.

Digitax.co.uk
$10,000
2/11/15

There are 9 sales each between .co.uk and .SE, but since there is no any new
sales in this November month for .SE extension, therefore
The extension that have new sales have edge over the one without any new sales, 
and that is the reason behind moving .co.uk into 3rd position above .SE to 4th position.

Ranking
Domain
Price
Date Sold
1.
TV.se
SEK 2,180,500 = $265,149
1/22/15
2.
Spanien.se
Spain.se
$60,000
1/28/15
3.
SE.se
$52,000
1/28/15
4.

SD.se
$24,000
1/28/15
5.
PS.se
$15,600
1/28/15
6.

IT.se
$15,400
1/28/15
7. 

DJ.se
$15,000
1/28/15
8.
888.se
£8,888 = $13,243
3/25/15
9.
Betting.se
€10,500 = $11,550
8/19/15

And in fifth position of the Most Popular and Liquid ccTLDs is the Montenegro extension
 .Me ccTLD, there is no any new sale on .me extension in November up to date. But the 
position we placed them was determined by the sales of eight domains sold so far in 2015.

Rating
Domain
Price
Date
1
Degree.me
$11,500
3/18/15
2.
Grid.me
€10,000 = $11,300
9/16/15
3.
Portfolio.me
$10,700
4/1/15
4.
Sponsor.me    
10,000 EUR    $10,611
24/11/15
5.
Colour.me
€8,999 = $10,259
2/4/15
6.
Fine.me
$10,000
4/29/15
7.
Feedback.me
$10,000
4/8/15
8.
Rooms.me
$10,000
2/11/15
9.
Smarter.me
$10,000
2/4/15

Fast Growing and Most Trendy Country Code extension
On this category of Most Fast growing and most trendy extension, we found .io as
the most dependable growing ccTLDs extension
The sales of .IO increased by two more domains. Fast.io and profit.io, making a total 
of six domains sold that makes the dnjournal.com list in 2015 so far in 

Rating
Domain
Price
1
Cloud.io
$45,000
2
DB.io
$18,000
3.
Fast.io
$15,000
4
SEO.io
$11,000
5.
Profit.io
$10,999
6
Analytics.io
$10,000

Followed by .cn with sales of Daikuan.cn for €75,000 = $84,750 and Server.cn for $20,000

Lastly:
Previous Record of High ccTLDs sales ($5,000 and above)
We have on record that the following names were previously sold as listed.

Rating
Domain
Price
Year
1
Shopping.de
$2,858,945
Year 2008
2
inn.im
$1,800,000
Not Known
3
Bank.ht
$1,400,000
Not Known
4
Kredit.de
$1,169,000
2008
5
Motorcycle.se
$1,100,000
Not Known
6
Cruise.co.uk
$1,100,000
2008
7
Beauty.cc
$1,000,000
1999
8
Poker.de
$957,937
2007
9
Gold.co.uk
£600,000 ($940,000)  
2015
10
Credit.fr
$851,875
2010
11
Aktien.de
$725,000
2011
12
NAV.no
$717,000
2006
13
Casino.de
$625,000
2008
14
Jobs.ca
$600.000
2008
15
Saturn.pl
$600,000
2012
16
Golf.tv
$600,000
2003
17
Job.at
$590,949
2007
18
Game.cn
$512,000
2014
19
WebHosting.co.uk
$500,000
2012
20
Chat.de
$470,000
2003
21
Meet.me
$450,000
2011
22
Poker.ca
$400,000
2010
23
hotels.eu
$329,509
2006
24
Shopping.eu
$196,803
2006
25.
Claims.co.uk
$100,000
2015
26
Apps.de
49.999=
$56.498
2014
27
Host.It
6,999
$7426.64
2015
28
ILoveYou.eu
€5,000=
$5650
2010
29
MyDomain.eu ::
€5,500 =$6215
2007



We shall keep on updating this list as soon as we get more of them.

Note:
If you have your website addressed on ccTLDs, you can be rest assured that you can rank with any of the generic Top levels domains extensions (gTLDs), yes! It is so because Google does not discriminate this extension you can build whatever website on the address and still have the same recognition by Google search engine.
You can update your geo location preferences inside your Webmaster Tools. Google Webmaster Tools has specific geographic targets settings which you can set by the following steps:
  • On the Webmaster Tools Home page, click the site you want.
  • Under Site configuration, click Settings.
  • In the Geographic target section, select the option you want.
  • If you want to ensure that your site isn't associated with any country or region, select Unlisted.
Here are the complete list of the ccTLDs and rTLDs recognized by Google and which you can bank upon as same as gtlds as per ranking on Google search engine.